View Full Version : My first three maps

Hugo Solis
08-31-2011, 05:26 PM
I did these for Paizo's RPG pathfinder, I do have some experience with Photoshop (I'm an amateur illustrator) so it may not seem that these are first-time ever maps, but they are. Pitax was the first one ever, followed by the Chelish Bastion and the Saventh-Yhi, the last took waaaaaaaaay too much longer than it should have, but the result was well worth it, but not very wise business-minded decision. The map tags are for show only, those aren't official.

For a full description, please check the individual images at my Paizo Gallery

Hope you like!

All these are Paizo Publishing LLC Copyrighted

08-31-2011, 05:33 PM
Amazing.. I spent like 10 minutes trying to look for a flaw so I could criticize.. But there are none!

08-31-2011, 05:34 PM
And very lovely they are too :) You already know my thoughts on these (love the depth and multi-level effects on the Chelish map). The line work is excellent. I'd hold off using filters for the 3D effects - they don't quite work with the hand drawn feel. Love the colours and the font choices, and the city design on Pitax with the street layouts is wonderful. Looking forward to seeing more!

Hugo Solis
08-31-2011, 05:38 PM
well, on Pitax you'll find plenty! Like croked walls and sketchy outlines :P Its a pencil drawing with digital coloring underneath, close enough you can see the sketchi line. You can look closer in here: http://butterfrog.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d47ob6p

08-31-2011, 05:55 PM
I saw already some of them at dA and they're really great! Also love your illustrations btw ;) cheers, DJ

08-31-2011, 06:03 PM
I too have already showered my praise for these over at DA, but just to reiterate, these are just plain amazing!


08-31-2011, 07:43 PM
Bah. I don't even see why you would even want to bother posting these...*masterpieces*. Man, Hugo, I thought you were just a beginner!

Welcome to the Guild. I'm looking forward to what you can teach *us*! :)

08-31-2011, 08:43 PM
Wow. These maps are really nice. I love your work at DA too. Rep.

08-31-2011, 09:14 PM
fantastic maps mate love them . Repped :)

08-31-2011, 09:40 PM
Welcome to the Guild.... you maps (and artwork) are nothing short of breath taking. Fantastic work!!!


Steel General
09-01-2011, 06:43 AM
Nicely done... I especially like the underwater portions.

09-01-2011, 07:00 AM
great maps - all ready criticized you on DA :) ... looking forward to seing more :)

09-02-2011, 04:28 AM
God I hate it when beginners are this good. I mean where will the world end if we seniors on the site are outshined like this ;)

Seriously, these are really great maps. I especially like the Pitax city map. Just Lovely with all its details.

09-02-2011, 06:02 AM
Absolutely superb work. Amazing!

09-02-2011, 06:25 AM
The city maps are fantastic!

Hugo Solis
09-02-2011, 11:48 AM
Thank you all for the kind comments and thanks again for the Rep! I'm new here and just starting to get the hang of how things work in here :)

09-04-2011, 04:17 PM
@clercon - I don't let these discourage me - instead I think "hey, I could do that" ... after forty years of daily practice...

Really, really nice work, Hugo. And the nonmap illustrations are delightful too.